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South Yorkshire Housing Association

In 1972 South Yorkshire Housing Association was formed with a clear purpose - to provide homes for those most in need.

Nearly 50 years later our aim hasn’t changed. We’re still here to provide homes for people, and do whatever you can to support them. With this aim in mind we’ve defined our purpose as “With SYHA you can settle at home, live well and realise your potential”.

Alongside partners from across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) we’ve been given £2.7 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to support adults from across the region to find employment through our Building Better Opportunities – SCR programme.

Over the next two years Building Better Opportunities SCR will work alongside people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and other complex needs. Click here to find out more about the programme.

Working alongside major employers in the region, the programme will see trained therapists and employment specialists provide expert advice and support to those who are furthest away from employment.

Anyone who receives support from the programme can access a range of courses that are designed to boost their confidence and job skills. All of these sessions will be run alongside people who have experienced being unemployed themselves.

Participants can also access a range of other services, such as digital inclusion sessions and physical activity. Customers will also be able to claim travel expenses and childcare costs, as well access to benefits and debt advice.